- Summer Nutrition
- Big Red READS
- Camps and Activities
- DPS Summer School
- Summer Reading/Library Program
- Safety Tips
A short list of public parks and their addresses are:
- Al Rollins Park at 521 Threadmill Road - 12:00
- Civitan Public Park at 505 Shugart Road - 12:00
- Dalton Green Park at the Corner of Spencer and Thornton Avenue - 12:00
- Dalton Recreation Department at 904 Civic Drive - 12:00
- Joan Lewis Park at 4th Avenue - 11:30
- Mack Gaston Community Center at 218 Fredrick Street - 12:00
- Mount Rachel Trail Park at W. Park Street - 12:00
- Lakeshore Park at 1212 Dennard Drive - 11:30
- Otic Cook Memorial Park at 800 Parkway - 11:30
- Veterans Park at the Corner of Veterans and Mitchell Street - 12:00
Text "Summer Meals" to 97779 for a free summer meal location near you! This site includes date of operations, meals available at each location, meal times and more.
Please arrive as close to the feeding time listed as possible. All food must be eaten on site.
Summer Nutrition Sites:
Breakfast is served at Joan Lewis Park from 8 - 8:15 a.m. Lunch is served at the following locations and times:
- Al Rollins Park - 12:00
- Bryon Heights Apartments - 12:00
- Christ Church Presbyterian - 12:00
- Civitan Park - 11:30
- Dalton High School - 12:00
- Dalton Green Park - 12:00
- Dalton Recreation Department - 12:00
- Excalibur Apartments - 11:30
- Followers of Jesus Ministry Center - 12:00
- Iglesia Bautista Salem - 12:00
- Joan Lewis Park - Breakfast from 8 - 8:15 a.m. and Lunch at 11:30
- Lago Vista Apartments - 11:30
- Lakeshore Park - 11:30
- Mack Gaston Community Center - 12:00
- MIHS - 11:15
- Mountain Wood Apartments - 11:30
- Mount Rachel Trail Park - 12:00
- Otis Cook Memorial Park - 11:30
- North Star Gym - 12:00
- Park Place Apartments - 12:00
- Park Avenue Apartments - 11:30
- Parkview Apartments - 11:30
- Roan St. Elementary - 12:00
- Salvation Army - 12:00
- Scenic Valley Apartments - 12:00
- Stone Ridge Apartments - 11:30
- Strawberry Apartments - 11:30
- The Cliffs Apartments - 12:00
- The Georgian Apartments - 11:30
- Turf Road - 12:00
- Underwood Apartments Circle - 11:30
- Underwood Apartments 1 Beechland - 12:00
- Veterans Park - 12:00
- Westview Baptist Church - 12:00
- Westwood School - 12:00
- White's Pediatrics - 12:00
- Wood Park Estates - 12:00
Below is the summer schedule for Big Red READS. Big Red READS is a mobile library that brings books to our K-12 students during the summer months. It is a very rewarding experience to connect with our students in the summer and to promote their continued growth as readers!
Reminder: Parent Resources will also be available for checkout.
This summer marks the 10th anniversary of Big Red READS! We have distributed more than 12,000 books to our community and checked out 4,500 bags of leveled texts to our elementary students. None of this would be possible without the many wonderful volunteers we have had over the years!If you would like to volunteer during the summer please contact Alice Ensley with the dates you are available. Volunteers meet at the location and help load and unload the bus. Volunteers help students select books and manage check out.
Thanks so much for supporting our students ALL year!
Look for Big Red READS between 11:30-12:30 and get books to keep you reading all summer!
|Monday, June 3||Roan School||1116 Roan St, Dalton, GA 30721|
|Wednesday, June 5||Blue Ridge School||100 Bogle St, Dalton, GA 30721|
|Monday, June 10||Lakeshore Park||70 Crescent St, Dalton, GA 30720|
|Wednesday, June 12||Park Creek School||1500 Hale Bowen Dr, Dalton GA 30721|
|Monday, June 17||Civitan Park||519 Shugart Rd, Dalton, GA 30720|
|Wednesday, June 19||Westwood School|
708 Trammell St, Dalton, GA 30720
|Monday, June 24||Roan School||1116 Roan St, Dalton, GA 30721|
|Wednesday, June 26||Blue Ridge School||100 Bogle St, Dalton, GA 30721|
|Monday, July 8||Lakeshore Park||70 Crescent St, Dalton, GA 30720|
|Wednesday, July 10||Veterans Park||Corner of Veteran's Dr. and Mitchell St.|
|Monday, July 15||Civitan Park||519 Shugart Rd, Dalton, GA 30720|
|Wednesday, July 17||Westwood School||708 Trammell St, Dalton, GA 30720|
Story time & Free Books
First Presbyterian Story Time at Joan Lewis Park
700 4th Avenue
Book Clubs for Grades 4-8
Join us at Sonic on Cleveland Highway for Book Club and snacks! Bring any book that you have read and want to discuss with friends!
3 - 4 p.m.
3 - 4 p.m.
Did you know there are unique camps designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities or students in emotional distress? With thanks to our partners in Atlanta, we have a resource your family can use (use the red button below)! If you have questions or concerns, you may contact Rosa Pacheco, Coordinator for Parent Involvement at (706) 876-4021.
To see this chart in Spanish, click here.
|Name||Phone Number||Who?||Ages||Cost||Dates||Application Info|
|Children with history of sexual abuse||K - 12||Free||June 5 - 16|
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
|Contact school counselor or social worker or call Family Support council.|
|Boys and Girls Club - The Carl Rollins Unit, Dalton Teen Center and Varnell Site||706-226-2582|
|All children at all locations (Limited spots)||5 - 18||$60 per week. One time annual registration fee of $30 which can apply to after-school care, as well. Scholarships are available.||June 3 - July 26. Will be closed July 4 - 5.||Go to Boys and Girls Club at 1013 Underwood St. 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
Filling up fast!
Programs include Mountain Bikes, Reading Lab, Gym, outdoor play, field trips and a workforce development program for teens.
|Camp High Hopes||706-278-6595 |
Children who have had services through NWGA Crisis Center -Domestic Violence or who have experienced homelessness
|7 - 15||Free||TBA||Contact your school social worker- must be referred by school social worker or crisis center (Scholarships might be available)|
|Camp Super Star at NWHS||Josh Ruben||All Children||6 - 14||$150 (Includes Lunch) Additional siblings are $125 each.||June 10 - 21|
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
|Contact Josh at Josh_Ruben@wcsga.net|
|Community Center Summer Fun Camp||706-278-8205||All Children||5 - 13||$65 per week, $55 per sibling. Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks||June 3 - July 26|
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
|Call or stop by Community Center to register.|
Registration fee of $20 per child. No camp the week of July 1.
|Creative Arts Guild (Music, Dance, Art and gymnastics)||706-278-0168 or www.creativeartsguild.org||All Children||Ages Depends on camp||Cost Depends on camp.||Different for each camp.||Call or visit www.creativeartsguild.org to learn more.|
|Design and Engineering Camp at NWGA College and Career Academy||Dalton Chamber |
|Middle School||Rising 6 - 8 Grade||Free||New campers June 3 - 6|
Returning campers June 4 - 7
Dalton Chamber is hosting this, limited space
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Kiddie Carousel Summer Fun Camp||706-259-8662||All Children||5 - 12||$120 per week; $45 registration fee |
3 field trips a week and water day
|May 27 - August 2||Call Kiddie Carousel|
|Precious Possessions Kids Camp||706-226-1115||All Children||5 - 12||$120 per week and $50 registration fee||May 27 - August 2||Call Precious Possessions|
|4-H Camps:||706-278-8207||All Children|
Call 4-H or go to the office at 104 S. Thornton Avenue
|Cloverleaf||At Rock Eagle||4- 6th gr||$280||June 17 - 21|
|Junior||At Jekyll Island||7-8th gr||$365||June 10 - 14|
|Senior||At Rock Eagle||9-12th gr||$365||May 27 - 31|
|Marine Resource Camp||At Burton on Tybee Island||6-8th gr||$420||July 8 - 12|
July 1 - 5
|DPRD Summer Art Camp Taught by Artist Paula Gregg||706-278-5404||Boys & Girls||Ages 4 - 6|
Ages 7 - 11
|$100||July 22 - 26|
Ages 4 - 6: 9-11 a.m.
Ages 7 - 11: 1-3 p.m.
Space is limited.
|Call 706-278-5404 to register.|
|Dalton Parks and Recreation Camps: Rising Sun and Sunshine||706-278-5404|
|Students with a diagnosis of mild to moderate disabilities||Ages 5 - 8 and 9 - 15||TBA||TBA||Go to Dalton Parks and Recreation on Civic Drive to register.|
|Salvation Army Day Camps:||706-278-3966||All Children||No cost.||Go by Salvation Army and Pick up applications. 1101 N. Thornton Avenue|
|Dalton Rec Dept. Swim Lessons||706-278-5404||Boys & Girls||Ages 4 - 12||Varies||Session 1: June 3 - 13|
Session 2: June 17 - 27
Session 3: July 8 - 18
|Call 706-278-5404 to register lessons at John Davis Recreation Center, Civic Dr.|
|Create and Play Studio Downtown Dalton|
108 N. Pentz St.
|All Children||5 - 14 Depending on class||$150 with a 10% discount for siblings||Weeks of June 3 - July 29|
(No camps first week of July)
|SEHS Drama Club|
"A Year with Frog and Toad"
|706-876-7129||Boys and Girls||Ages 5 - 13||$100 for both weeks: Includes school lunch and tshirt. (May also bring lunch)||June 10 - 21|
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at SEHS
|Contact email@example.com to register.|
|SEHS Hoopsters Basic Skills Basketball Camp||706-537-0626||Boys and Girls||Grades K-8||Basic: $60 and includes tshirt, basketball and lunch|
Deluxe: $120 and includes Nike basketball shoes, tshirt, basketball and lunch
|June 10 - 13|
9 a.m. - noon at SEHS Gym
|Boy Scouts of America||706-272-7111||Boys||6 - 18||Varies||Throughout Summer||Call Boy Scout Office|
|Girl Scouts of America||706-226-1435||Girls||Varies||Varies||Throughout Summer||Call or go by office (2204 E. Walnut Ave) or www.gsgatl.org|
|SEO Martial Arts||706-226-0855||All Children||5-18||Weekly Rate - $149 and Daily Rates $30-50 depending on day||Weekly from May 27 - Aug. 9||Go to daltontkd.com to register, Call or visit SEO's Martial Arts on 1024 Riverburch Pkwy. |
Fees include lunch, field trips, water day and tae kwon do activities.
|Calvary Kids Camp||706-270-3091||All Children||6 - 16||$100 per week|
Transportation provided, scholarships available
|June 18 - 22|
8 a.m. - 5:30
|Registration starts May 1st, call 706-270-3091 or e-mail Jeff Bramblett at|
|Go Lead Camp|
Team Building & Leadership
|706-876-1590||Boys & Girls||High School||$50 registration covers tshirt, food and drinks, project transportation and materials||June 3 - 7|
9 a.m. - noon
|Register with United Way |
|Whitfield/Murray Historical Society||706-278-0217||Boys & Girls||4th - 8th Grade||$45, or $35 for siblings||July 24 - 26||Call to register.|
|Basketball Skills Camp|
|Boys and Girls||2nd grade - adult||TBD, includes tshirt||End of July at Mac Gaston Centerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dalton State College Camps:|
World of Science
Girls in STEM
Girls in STEM Jr.
|Boys & Girls||2 - 5th grade||$45 - $125||June 1 - July 18||706-272-4440|
Register online at
|WinShape Camp||706-279-3175||Boys & Girls||1st - 9th Grade||$219||July 8 - 11 at DMS|
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
July 12 is Family Fun Day from 8 - Noon
|Creative Discovery Museum Camps||Nancy at (423) 648-6045 or Sheila at (423) 648-6040.||Varies||4 - 5, 8 - 12, 5 - 12||Varies||Varies||Visit full list here.|
|Culprit Camp||423-771-5285||Boys & Girls||1st - 12th Grade||Varies - 8 Weeks Total||Starts 1st week of Juneemail@example.com|
|Camp Le Papillon||Oak Haven|
|Camp for pregnant or parenting teens||Teens||Free. Will give $5 gas cards to you each day if you provide your own transportation to camp. If you need a ride, let us know! Free childcare - will supply diapers, wipes. Please bring formula.||May 28 - 31|
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
at Christ King Lutheran Church 623 S. Thornton Ave.
|Call or text Oak Haven to confirm you will be attending camp at (770) 823-4130.|
We have lots of activities planned, including the Trading Post, yummy food, $100 Wal-Mart Gift Card giveaway, and family portraits!
|Grace Presbyterian Sports Camp||706-226-6344||Boys and Girls||1st - 8th Grade||$10 per week. |
Lunch and snacks included.
|June 4 - 7|
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
|Call or visit www.gracedalton.org|
|Christ Church Presbyterian Rec Place||706-529-5958||Boys and Girls||Grades K-3||Varies|
Half and whole day available
|June 3 - August 2||therecplace.com|
2019 DHS Youth Summer Camps
Boys and Girls Lacrosse Camp
Girls and Boys, rising 5th - 9th grade students
June 4 - 6
DHS Turf Field
6 - 8 p.m.
$60 for one camper; $100 for two campers
Lady Cats Basketball Camp
Girls, Kindergarten - 8th Grade
June 6 - 7
6 - 8 p.m.
Dalton High School Gym
$60 for family of 2; $100 for family of 3
Youth Boys Big Red Basketball Camp
Boys, Kindergarten - 8th Grade
June 17 - 18
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Catamount Youth Football Camp
Kindergarten - 8th Grade
May 28 - 29
6 - 9 p.m.
Dalton High School Turf Room
$60 for one camper; $100 for 2 campers
Lady Cats Youth Softball Camp
Kindergarten - 8th Grade
June 3 - 5
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
DHS Softball Field
Youth Cheerleading Clinic
4 year olds - 8th Grade
June 10 - 13
7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Dalton High School Gym
$75 if paid by May 10; $80 after May 10
Catamount Youth Soccer Camp (boys & girls)
Open to Girls and Boys Kindergarten - 8th Grade
June 10 - 12
12 - 3 p.m.
Dalton High School Indoor Facility
Youth Girls Volleyball Camp
Open to all rising 4th-8th grade girls
July 22 - 23
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Dalton High School Gym
Catamount Baseball Camp
Rising 1st - 8th Graders
June 5 - 7
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Al Rollins Park
$55 if pre-registered by May 25; $65 Day of Camp
Dalton Public Schools Summer School 2019
Held at MIHS
What: Summer school for credit recovery
When: june 3 - july 18 (Monday - Thursday)
Closed July 1 - 5 for holidays
Morning Session: 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
No afternoon session
EOCT's: July 10 - 17, makeups July 18
Where: Morris innovative high school
104 Fort Hill Terrace
Dalton, GA 30721
Email: Russ Southerland
Cost: $150 per 1/2 credit course, $200 for full credit
Registration: May 30 (2 - 6 p.m.) and May 31 (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.) in the MIHS gymnasium
Must register in person and pay at time of registration
*Courses will be delivered through the Canvas using the Florida Virtual Schools Curriculum with a certified teacher present in each lab.
Note: Students may start an additional course for credit recovery if the first course is completed prior to June 24. Additional charges will apply. Courses may not be carried over beyond summer school. Incomplete courses will earn failing grades.
Clases de Verano 2019 a MIHS
Qué: Escuela de verano para la recuperación de créditos
Cuándo: Junio 3 - Julio 18 (Lunes-Jueves)
Cerrado: del 1 al 5 de julio para vacaciones
Sesión de la mañana: 8 - 11:30 a.m.
No hay sesión de la tarde
Examen EOCT’s: 11 - 17 de julio, retomar 18 de julio
Dónde: Morris Innovative High School
104 Fort Hill Terrace
Dalton, GA 30721
Correo electrónico: Russ Southerland
Costo: $ 150.00 por curso de 1/2 crédito y $ 200.00 por crédito completo
Inscripción: Mayo 30 (2 - 6 p.m.) y mayo 31 (8 a.m. a 12 p.m.) a Gimnasio MIHS
DEBE INSCRIBIRSE EN PERSONA Y PAGAR al momento de la inscripción.
* Currículo con un maestro certificado presente en el laboratorio.
Nota: Los estudiantes pueden comenzar un curso adicional para recuperación de crédito si el primer curso es completa antes del 24 de junio. Adicional: Se aplicarán cargos por cursos adicionales. Los cursos no pueden seguir más allá de la Escuela de Verano. Escuela de Verano: Los cursos incompletos obtendrán calificaciones reprobadas.
Come by Roan School's media center on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - 1 .m. (Program at 11 a.m.)
June 4 - Out of the Box (I Robot Trailer)
June 11 - Jerry G. White (Historical Performer/storyteller From Aviator to Astronaut)
June 18 - Star Lab
June 25 - Animal Adventures (Live Animals)
You can read anywhere, anytime, and virtually anything this summer, because Get Georgia Reading is partnering with Renaissance myON to deliver thousands of free books to your computer and mobile devices that you can access 24 hours a day—every day—from May 6 through Aug. 31.
You can search from more than 50 different categories and genres, fiction and nonfiction, picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, titles for struggling and reluctant readers and Spanish and bilingual titles. It’s like having your own personal library right at your fingertips.
- Visit about.myon.com/GetGAReading to get registered.
- Once you have registered, instructions on your county-specific log-in will be sent to you within 24 – 48 hours.
- Go to myON.com and click the myON Login button.
- Enter the following information:
School Name: Get Georgia Reading (Type the first few letters and select your school from the drop-down menu.)
Username: included with your registration instructions
- Click on the Sign In button, select a book, and start reading!
- View the myON recommended system requirements.
- For this partnership program, all readers share a single account with unlimited, 24/7 access to enhanced digital books in myON by Renaissance without personalization elements.
We Want to Hear from You
The only thing better than reading a good book is sharing it with others. We encourage all readers—kids, dads and moms, grandparents and caregivers, teachers, and librarians—to send written and video book reviews that we will publish on getgeorgiareading.org.
Get social this summer by sharing book recommendations, snapping selfies with your favorite titles, showing off where you’re reading and who you’re reading with! Be sure to use the hashtags #GetGAReading and #myON with your social media posts.
Water Safety Facts
- Swimming pools are the most common site for a drowning to occur for children ages 1 to 4.
- 5,209 children in U.S. will sustain nonfatal near drowning-related injuries this year.
- 89 percent of boating deaths of all ages occurred on boats where the operator had not received boating safety instructions.
- The majority of infant drowning deaths happen in bathtubs or large buckets.
- African-American kids ages 5 to 14 are almost three times more likely to drown than white children.
- The use of specially made drain covers, safety vacuum-release systems, multiple filter pumps and other pressure-venting pool filter mechanisms can reduce the risk of entrapment in pools.
- Watch kids when they are in or around water, without being distracted. Keep young children within arm’s reach of an adult.
- Empty all tubs, buckets, containers and kiddie pools immediately after use. Store them upside down so they don’t collect water.
- Close toilet lids and use toilet seat locks to prevent drowning.
- Keep doors to bathrooms and laundry rooms closed.
- Install fences around home pools. A pool fence should surround all sides of the pool and be at least four feet tall with self-closing and self-latching gates.
- Know what to do in an emergency. Learning CPR and basic water rescue skills may help you save a life.
More info at http://safekidsgeorgia.org/
From the State of Georgia's Division of Family and Children Services
Lack of Supervision Guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions
Many individuals have questions regarding at what age children may be left unsupervised. While there are no State laws regarding the supervision of children, DFCS has guidelines which we follow. The guidelines are as follows:
• Children eight years or younger should not be left alone
• Children between the ages of nine years and twelve years, based on level of maturity, may be left alone for brief (less than two hours) periods of time; and,
• Children thirteen years and older, who are at an adequate level of maturity, may be left alone and may perform the role of babysitter, as authorized by the parent, for up to twelve hours.
These guidelines pertain only to children who are not in the Department’s custody. Situations involving children for whom the department has placement responsibility are governed by foster care requirements. There are sometimes circumstances where an unsupervised older child is at risk or where a younger child has the maturity level to be left alone or to care for other children. Some examples are:
• It may not be advisable to leave an older child who has a special condition or disability alone.
• Consideration may be given to a child younger than 13 years, who exhibits strong maturity skills and has participated in a course on babysitting, to be alone or to care for other children. Suggested questions to ask are:
1) Does the child know the emergency plan for the family?
2) Does the child know the parent's phone numbers (work and home)?
3) Can the child demonstrate the plan and recite the numbers?
4) What is the availability of the parent during this time?
5) Are there environmental factors that add further risk to the situation?
6) Are there factors that reduce risk, i.e. supportive/available neighbors?